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Posted in thread: Prickly Pear Mead - Freeze or Boil? on 04-03-2013 at 04:51 PM
II see you are using carboys for secondary and wonder what you are doing to facilitate your
siphoning?I used a big ass muslin bag for all the fruit in my Triple Berry mead. The Prickly
Pear puree obvi...
Posted in thread: Prickly Pear Mead - Freeze or Boil? on 12-19-2012 at 10:14 PM
Nicely done and the pix are great. Tell my why your using a cake pan to rehydrate the yeast? Is
it what you have on hand or is it something more technical like a larger surface area
Posted in thread: Prickly Pear Mead - Freeze or Boil? on 12-18-2012 at 04:49 AM
Here's a quick update on this Prickly Pear Mead - Just had a small sample of it tonight. So I
realized that I messed up on my recipe. I added 5 gals of water to the honey ... instead of
adding water e...
Posted in thread: Flemish Red Gravity on 11-16-2012 at 05:14 PM
Oldsock: Thanks for the advice. I really enjoy reading your blog. Heck of a resource!
ICWeiener: Didn't work at any of the big breweries, but one called Ukiah Brewing Company.
Family owned organic gas...
Posted in thread: Flemish Red Gravity on 11-15-2012 at 10:17 PM
Thanks for the link, I've been checking that guy out for a while now. Just curious if you're
anywhere near Ukiah in NorCal? I used to work in a small brewery there.
Posted in thread: Flemish Red Gravity on 11-15-2012 at 04:12 PM
I just read a few more articles and forum posts about primary vs. secondary. You may be right.
Next time I'll pitch into primary. Any experience or opinion on sour mashing? My goal for this
batch was ...
Posted in thread: Flemish Red Gravity on 11-14-2012 at 10:01 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I just pitched the bugs. Regarding pitching bugs in primary. I've read
a few different opinions on the matter, most being that you get a more funky horsey character
if you pit...
Posted in thread: Flemish Red Gravity on 11-14-2012 at 08:25 PM
Anyone?Maybe I should have put it another way.Will the Roselare and Flemish "bugs" have enough
to eat (and complete the souring process) with a 1.012 gravity?Thanks
Posted in thread: Flemish Red Gravity on 11-14-2012 at 01:34 AM
I brewed up 10 gallons of Flemish Red (Jamil's recipe) and used WLP001 for primary. I split up
the batches into two five gallon carboys and will be pitching Wyeast's Roselare Blend in one
..... and Wh...
Posted in thread: Overflowing Starter - Save or Toss? on 10-08-2012 at 01:08 PM
Ok, thanks guys. I'm getting ready to brew up 10 gals of Flanders Red and hit it with WLP001 in
primary ... then splitting it between two secondaries with Wyeast's Roselare and White Labs new
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